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50 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-2900
Molecular Gastronomy
Mon–Sun: 6:00 PM–10:00 PM

Say what you will about "molecular gastronomy," but you have to give it up to a restaurant that takes an iconic dish like eggs Benedict and reintroduces it to the plate as egg yolk cylinders with crispy cubes of molten hollandaise with dehydrated bacon. It's so pretty that you almost don't want to attack it with your fork — almost. Wylie Dufresne continues to prove himself one of our country's most imaginative and technically accomplished chefs, and a recent menu revamp that eliminated the à la carte option didn’t affect the restaurant's reputation in the least.  — Maryse Chevriere

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In my opinion, wd-50 has the citys best and most eclectic tasting menu. I am always surprised and pleased. -Alex McCord, Real Housewives of New York City
2010-01-28 12:45:12
One of our fav desserts of the year is the rainbow sherbet here; Platt considers it Chef Alex Stupaks greatest creation. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
2010-12-26 16:50:28
The creativity of the presentation and flavor combinations of the food will make you wonder in delight. Bring a camera for sure. -Maria Hines, Top Chef
2010-12-02 13:33:34
Chef Wylie Du Frense is the best with food chemistry. -Timothy Dean, Top Chef
2010-11-29 13:11:08
Theres a funky, urban-style wine cellar for private dining. - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
2011-08-16 17:25:19
On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Ted Allen raves about Eggs Benedict, a fresh twist on a classic dish, at WD~50 in New York, NY. Find more tips at Food Network Local.
Food Network
2011-08-17 14:25:36
One Michelin star.
La Dolce Vita
2011-12-21 17:20:56
Your palette had no idea that it could handle these combinations...
2013-08-19 22:35:39
The food is unlike anything weve had before. We were most surprised by the everything bagel (ice cream, crispy cream cheese, smoked salmon threads) & tastes exactly like an everything bagel should.
2012-02-12 19:57:29
This Michelin star restaurant is for the true foodies, especially egg lovers. We recommend the tasting menu to get the full experience.
New York Habitat
2011-11-07 10:20:11
Go to wd~50 the tasting menu with wine pairings - you'll be pleasantly surprised by the randomness and deliciousness...
2010-07-18 12:48:02
Molecular Gastronomy at its finest! Order the tasting menu without wine pairings; otherwise half way through you wont remember what youve eaten.
The Corcoran Group
2010-04-15 22:47:15
Famous for molecular gastronomy and their eclectic menu, but you shouldnt overlook their cocktails - especially the Snow Globe!
The Corcoran Group
2011-11-17 09:32:02
Now open on Mondays and Tuesday!
2011-11-08 11:40:11
The wine pairing with the tasting menu is aggressive. Get it.
2011-08-16 20:50:00
Best gastronomy cocktails science has to offer. Try the snow globe or the shades of jade
2011-07-01 22:17:52
Eggs bennie, all what others have said and more. Bass entree is absolutely out of this world.
2010-04-27 20:40:30
Experimental, technical dishes.Try the hot pink noodles made from lobster roe, or sticky nigiri of mackerel and salsify, beaded with trout roe and seaweed. Critics' choice for best Manhattan splurge.
Village Voice
2012-11-26 17:45:26
Not the cheapest option, but certainly one of the best. Plan a visit. You will not regret it *at all*. If the tasting menu is out of reach, we suggest the Eggs Benedict and Pork Ribs.
Ghostly International
2012-01-11 18:59:36
At the helm is Wylie Dufresne, one of the modern food world'sfounding culinary wizards. To dine at wd-50 is a promise of the unexpected, which is no small feat in this hard-to-impress town.
The Daily Meal
2011-03-04 11:11:37